ceremony pole (tutini) is main sculper of this ceremony the widow make them also the arm band (pamajini) fathers son and daughters wears them on the final day tiwi's call it yoloti ..is the way of saying good bye also sending spirts back to their home land..
|Title||tutini amita pamajini ..|
|Size & Medium||50 x 40 cm ochre on canvas|
Tokwampini is the Tiwi name for a bird. Commonly carved on Pukamani poles, it represents the ending of the creation story. Tokwampini is the father of Bima. Catalog No 20-215...
Pupuni JilamaraDuring ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of ‘yoi’ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative...
Catalog No 20-196 Title kurukuringa ( tiwi name for butterfly ) Artist Joanna Puautjimi Size & Medium 50 x 40 cm ochre on canvas Category Painting Artist Profile